Chagala, aka: Chāgala; 3 Definition(s)


Chagala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chhagala.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Chagala (छगल)—Recommended for the offering of its flesh in śrāddha.

Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna

1a) Chagala (छगल).—(Chagalas); one of the sixteen classes of Piśācas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 376.

1b) A son of Mundīśara avatār of the Lord.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 211.

2) Chāgala (छागल).—A peak on the top of the Himalayas where Śveta the sage-lord appeared with four disciples in the Vārāha kalpa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 116.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Chagala (छगल).—

1) A goat.

2) Name of the sage Atri.

3) Name of a country.

-lā, -lī A she-goat.

-lam A blue cloth.

Derivable forms: chagalaḥ (छगलः).

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Chāgala (छागल).—a. (- f.) Coming from or relating to a goat.

-laḥ A goat.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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